Room Sizes in Larger Homes

Posted by Louis Wery on Thursday, October 10th, 2013 at 3:36pm.


Single-Family home builders shared results of a June 2013 survey about how room sizes compare in homes measuring 3,000 square feet or more.

That set me thinking about larger residences in Sarasota & Her islands.

I recently held an open house at a 7,452-square-foot residence in Country Club Shores on Longboat Key where the Master Bedroom measured 441 square feet or about 6 percent of the finished floor space. The National Home Builders Association (NAHB) special study of space allocations in new homes (released October 1, 2013) gives a way to see how finished floor space is distributed in homes these days.

Let's look at Master Bedroom as an example. Interestingly, the Master Bedroom is the only completely separate type of room present in single-family homes. Often other room types are shared with another space, such as a living room-dining room combination.

Looking at Master Bedrooms gives a good idea of space allocation. Even in homes measuring less than 2,000 square feet, the Master Bedroom receives a significant portion of space — about 14.2 percent — as compared to the total area. For larger new homes (3,000 square feet), the Master Bedroom averages about 411 square feet or 10.9 percent of the residence. 

As with my open house, in mansion-sized homes, the Master Bedroom stays within the large home perameter of about 400+ square feet while the additional spaces in the home go to other luxury uses such as theater lounges and fitness centers.

To read the full report about Spaces in New Homes, click here for the PDF.

Here are some single-family residences with more than 8,000 square feet under air currently on the market in Sarasota County:

 

1 – 6 of 17 Listings
Price, High to Low

6 Bed • 8 Bath • 19,300 Sf • 1 Acres

$26,500,000

845 Longboat Club Rd, Longboat Key

A Stunning Ode To The Majesty Of Renaissance Venice, Serenissima “the Most Serene” Is One Of The Finest Homes Ever Built In Florida. Incomparable I...

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6 Bed • 8 Bath • 12,095 Sf • 1 Acres

$18,000,000

825 Longboat Club Rd, Longboat Key

The Enchanting Villa Del Sogno Estate Stands Behind The Gates Of The Longboat Key Club In A Separately Gated Enclave Of Eight Privately Gated Beach...

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5 Bed • 7 Bath • 10,616 Sf • 2 Acres

$16,570,000

4137-4153 Higel Ave, Sarasota

Pre-construction-to Be Built. Picture Yourself On A Private, Sprawling, 2-acre Gulf-front Estate Enjoying The Best Of All Worlds. This Proposed Lux...

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Reduced 5%

5 Bed • 7 Bath • 8,496 Sf • 4 Acres

$14,650,000

7712&7660 Sanderling Rd, Sarasota

Escape To Aquadisia, A Serene Tropical Sanctuary Perfectly Positioned On Just Over 3-acres With 542 Feet Of Private Gulf Of Mexico Frontage. Locate...

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6 Bed • 7 Bath • 9,048 Sf • 1 Acres

$10,299,000

2305 Casey Key Rd, Nokomis

Privately Nestled Within Lush Tropical Foliage On The Exclusive Barrier Island Of Casey Key, This Direct Gulf Front Estate Embodies A Lifestyle Of...

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5 Bed • 8 Bath • 9,180 Sf • 1 Acres

$9,995,000

15 Lighthouse Point Dr, Longboat Key

Just Steps From The White Sand Beaches Of Sarasota, The White House At Lighthouse Point Is An Exquisite Waterfront Home On 1.2 Acres In A Very Excl...

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